Elon Musk Reveals How to Pronounce Baby X Æ A-12′s Name

In case you missed it, the tech mogul and baby momma Grimes picked out a name for their son which defies logic, tradition, and quite possibly California law: X Æ A-12.

"Well, first of all, it was my partner [Grimes] who actually mostly came up with the name", Musk says.

When asked how to say the name, Musk replied, "I mean it's just X, the letter X. And then, the Æ is, like, pronounced 'Ash.' Yeah". The highly unusual name drew the interest of thousands of people as they tried to figure out if Musk was being serious, and if so, what was the meaning behind it.

Bizarrely, Elon Musk and Grimes have both given different explanations on how to pronounce the baby's name.

"A-12 is my contribution", the SpaceX founder and CEO told Rogan, in an interview that was posted online Thursday (May 7). Coolest plane ever. It's pretty great'.

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While of course the internet spoke a lot about this as they would with any such celebrity, it was when he revealed the baby's name that the topic just blew up.

The 32-year-old star then shared that a part of her son's name is a reference to the couple's favorite aircraft.

However, we're finally getting the all-important information on how to actually pronounce X Æ A-12's name but the amusing part is, X Æ A-12's parents disagree on how to pronounce it. So, you put that all together and you get X-Ash-A12.

Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence).

"I can't say exactly when, but... this [crisis] thing has really thrown us for a loop", he said, before discussing how other plans, such as the building of a Shanghai office, are also in the works. The father of six shares a set of triplets and twins with his former wife, Justine Wilson.

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